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03/12/19 12:00pm

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Shelter Island’s Animal Control Officer Beau Payne.

While the overall cull of the Island’s deer herd is below last year’s level, those hunting under deer damage permits — special state licenses to hunt out of season — have seen a considerable rise in deer killed. (more…)

11/25/18 11:00am

MARTIN BURKE PHOTO Dawn over Peconic Bay.

I’ve lived in Suffolk County all my adult life. And, I was thinking the other day, that’s something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving weekend. (more…)

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03/27/18 12:05pm
COURTESY PHOTO A similar public restroom, shown above, is slated to be installed at Volunteer Park when county officials give the go-ahead.

COURTESY PHOTO A similar public restroom, shown above, is slated to be installed at Volunteer Park when county officials give the go-ahead.

“One down. One to go.”

That’s how Commissioner of Public Works Jay Card Jr. described the town’s progress gaining approvals for projects from the Suffolk County Department of Health Services. (more…)

11/29/15 8:00am
HALSEY QUINN PHOTO Solar panels on an Island residence, soaking up the sun’s energy and slashing electricity bills.

HALSEY QUINN PHOTO |  Solar panels on an Island residence, soaking up the sun’s energy and slashing electricity bills.

We’ve had solar power energizing our house in Noyac for six years now — and it’s a bonanza!

Once the photovoltaic panels are up on your roof, nothing more needs to be done. They harvest electricity from the sun even on cloudy days. Never in the half-dozen years have the 38 panels on our roof needed any care. (more…)